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University of Malta graduations have been postponed

 - COVID-19 - Nov 4 SHARE ON:

The university said that with existing health regulations, 3,500 students graduating would not be the ideal option to host the ceremonies. 

A statement read: “It will mean excluding family members and friends from attending.” “Many student societies have expressed a preference for graduation ceremonies to be held later when they can be organized with the same finality as in previous years”

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Jesuit priest dies of COVID-19, becoming 66th virus victim

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Fr Robbie Wirth, the third Jesuit priest, died of COVID-19 and became the 66th person to die from the virus. He was 86 years old.

“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing just a short while ago of yet another of our dear Jesuit companions, Fr Robbie Wirth Sj. Fr Robbie’s funeral will be celebrated at the Naxxar parish church at 10.15am tomorrow Thursday 5th November. Rest in peace dear Fr Robbie.”

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Joe Biden hopeful as trends shift in his favour

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As the United States presidential election slowly edges closer to its result, trends seem to be shifting in Joe Biden’s favour in the popular vote.

The presidential hopeful currently stands at 224 electoral votes against Donald Trump’s 213 in an election which is ‘too close to call.’

With close to a million votes still to be counted, Biden is reported to be giving a public address later in the day.

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Graduation ceremonies will not be held in November

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In an e-mail sent to would-be graduates by the University of Malta’s Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, information was disclosed that graduation ceremonies will not be Held in November due to COVID-19 measures currently in place.

In the e-mail, Professor Vella states that all graduates will be considered graduated by the end of November, with the scrolls also issued to the 20th of November. 

The letter addressed to graduands from University Rector Professor Alfred J. Vella

Graduates will be instructed as to when and where to pick up their scroll and Diploma Supplement in due time. 

The rector concluded his statement by giving a few words of courage and appeals for health and safety to all students and their families.

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